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Non electrical collection

When television was born, everybody thought the theater was doomed, and when electricity arrived. On the contrary, it has been demonstrated that every invention is aggregated to its predecessor while renewing its specific qualities. Such is the case with Luccichio, developed professionally by the Dutchman Jacob de Baan. A mobile lamp, it can be held like a torch or hung from the wall or clamped to a surface. It uses standard candles and exploits their light to the full, thanks to an adjustable screen allowing it to be handled with absolute safety. Has the powerful lighting industry never come up with a bulb capable of creating the flickering light and vibrations, the soft sensations and smell of wax to be enjoyed in a Parisian bistrot?… The candle will go on living in the 21st century too.
Text by Juli Capella in DOMUS

Jacob de Baan’s fascination for the functioning of the human eye, the importance of ambiance, the emotions of the consumer and technically innovative solutions came well in handy. De Baan uses candles and tea-warmers not only to create a pleasant atmosphere, although its influence on the human eye is of importance, but also as a genuine light source. Due to polished aluminium reflectors on the brackets the yield of the light is remarkably high. (..) The ray of light can be easily aimed by using a simple but ingeniously designed sliding system. Thanks to Jacob de Baan candles and tea-warmers have been put back in the landscape that is called lighting.
Text by Ingeborg de Roode

The emotional and spectacular effects of candlelight have been harnessed in a more functional way by Jacob de Baan, in his Non Electrical Collection, a series of lights that use modern reflector technology to turn candlelight into a light source with the power of an incandescent or halogen bulb. The reflectors employed in these metal lights either direct the light like a beam or spotlight, or they are used in hanging lights to cast an even glow across a table. De Baan uses a familiar typology of electric lighting, which contrasts with the absurdly simple non-electrical source of light inside.’
Text by Jane Pavitt, Brilliant Lights & Lighting, First published by Victoria & Albert Publications

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